Mr. Mayer, based in Los Angeles, has over 28 years of experience as a real estate investment professional and leads the firm's retail real estate investments.
Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Mayer was a Director at BlackRock Realty. While at BlackRock, Mr. Mayer worked on their Retail Opportunity Fund and was responsible for sourcing new investments, identifying and structuring transactions with joint venture partners and directing development and redevelopment activities for new acquisitions. For four years prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Mayer was Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development for California Pizza Kitchen ("CPK") with responsibility for the national expansion of CPK overseeing site selection, lease negotiations and the development of approximately 45 new restaurants. Prior to CPK, Mr. Mayer was Senior Vice President of Madison Marquette where he directed leasing and portfolio management of their western region. Mr. Mayer joined Madison Marquette in 1998 in conjunction with Madison Marquette's acquisition of Farallon Retail Services where he was a partner.
Mr. Mayer received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. Mr. Mayer is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he is Chairman of the Commercial Retail Development (Blue Flight) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.